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What is Alzheimer's and can it be halted?
Dementia is a medical term that is sometimes misunderstood, almost like the disease itself.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all cases. In this article and video produced by KTVF Anchorage, Thomas Grabowski, director of UW Medicine's Memory and Brain Wellness Center and its Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, talks about the disease.
He noted that Alzheimer's is the last stage of a disease that has been going on for years. Research is looking at factors to halt the disease, before it gets to the stage known as Alzheimer's, he said.